Nancy says, the obedience section of the dog show has several levels
of competition including the Novice level which consists of basic
commands such as doing sits, stays, downs, heeling on leash and off
The Open level has basically the same requirements as the
Novice level, except this level requires jumping, hurdles and retrieving
The Utility level requires the basic levels, open
levels, and requires a dog to distinguish various hand signal commands
from the owner, plus find the correct glove that the judge specifies, as
well as finding a scented metal and leather article.
that it takes a lot of time and effort to train a dog for obedience.
Most people in obedience work very hard at it. It can take years to
train a dog to do some of these commands, explains Nancy. But it is very
rewarding and fun.
Nancy Bowman has been in the dog world since
1980 when she started training a Pekingese in Obedience. Nancy has
taught and trained all levels of Obedience and has shown in both
conformation, Obedience and Rally.
If you have questions about
showing your Peke in Obedience you can contact Nancy at: